Gemalto provides two-factor auth to Singapore
Gemalto has deployed its Coesys eGov Authentication Server in Singapore to provide two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption of passwords to secure Singapore Personal Access (SingPass) logins.
The authentication solution helps to provide better security for SingPass users when they access government e-services involving sensitive data.
As part of the new two-step login process, users are required to enter a one-time password, in addition to their SingPass user ID and password. By end of 2016, more than 60% of country’s e-government services will require users to use this additional layer of verification, offering greater security for citizens and Government alike.
Gemalto’s Coesys eGov Authentication Server supports a range of authentication methods, including hardware tokens and mobile phones. It is compatible with all open standards and is easy-to-integrate with existing solutions within the e-government framework.
Costa Rica taps Oberthur
Oberthur Technologies announced that its Lasink solution has been selected by Costa Rica for a multi-year contract to provide national ID cards.
The Costa Rican government has decided to migrate to a secure credential and chose the Lasink, polycarbonate, laser-engraved high system. In order to support the Costa Rican government with its identity documents, Oberthur will implement a card manufacturing and identification system that includes an integrated and centralized infrastructure.
Evolis launches four new card printers
Evolis is extending its range of printers designed for self-service card printing with the launch of four new models.
These systems are aimed for integration into a terminal, either kiosk or as automated devices.
Instant card printing from freestanding terminals enables companies, banks, shops and even universities to improve the quality of service offered to their customers or students with immediate card printing and reduced waiting times. These printers can issue payment cards, membership cards, student cards, loyalty cards, ID badges or even gift cards.
The new Evolis range aims to meet requirements for the self-service personalization of single plastic cards with solutions customized to meet client specifications. Evolis card printing modules have a range of encoding options — magnetic stripe, smart card and contactless smart card — which can be combined.
The range includes four printers – the KC200, KC200B, KM500B and KM2000B — divided into two different print modules. The choice of module is determined by the way it will be used. The criteria to be taken into account are:
- The space available at the kiosk terminal to determine the size of printer to be used,
- The quantity of cards to be printed and the number of different designs of pre-printed cards,
- The maintenance cycle in order to select sufficient capacity for feeders and consumables.